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Waiting list and application information

Contact

Santa Ana Housing Authority
Waiting list hotline

20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Alternating Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: closed

Waiting list status: open May 2, 2022- May 31, 2022

The Santa Ana Housing Authority has opened its waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning May 2nd at 7:30AM until May 31st at 11:59PM.  SAHA accepts applications in a variety of methods, including, but not limited to, online applications. Applicants who require assistance in completing a pre-application because of a disability, or because they require language translation services or communication in an alternate format may call our Waiting List Hotline at (714) 667-2284, 1-800-855-7100 (TTY or TDD) or e-mail us at sahawaitinglist@santa-ana.org.

To apply on-line, as one method, please go to santa-ana.org/housing between May 2, 2022 at 7:30AM and May 31, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Standard Time)

Pre-applications may be submitted in a variety of methods, including online using a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with Internet access. SAHA has partnered with several agencies to provide computer access. Please go to the link on the left for a list of locations with public computer access and hours of operation.  A computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA or in the Santa Ana Library.

The on-line pre-application form is available in all languages.  Before applying on-line, we recommend that you change the website from English to your preferred language. Applicants will be required to create a user name and password, which should be kept for your records

Section 8 is a housing assistance program that is financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the City of Santa Ana to provide rent subsidies in the form of housing assistance payments to private landlords on behalf of extremely low, very low-income individuals/families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. Eligible families receive a housing voucher to find housing. Depending on your household income, your voucher outlines the amount of rent subsidy that you receive on a monthly basis. We'll pay that portion of your rent and you'll be responsible for the rest.

Need assistance applying? Please visit one of our workshops!

May 17 2022

Virtual Housing Choice Voucher Program Application Workshop

8:00am
  • Add to calendar 2022-05-17 08:00:00 2022-05-17 08:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Virtual Housing Choice Voucher Program Application Workshop Virtual workshop on Zoom in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Meeting ID: 829 9193 7611 Passcode: 722143 The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. To access the application, please go to www.santa-ana.org/housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s largest program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. With a housing voucher, participants are able to choose their own housing, including single-family homes, townhomes and apartments. Housing assistance is then provided on behalf of the family or individual to the landlord. You may apply if you are very low-income, 18 years of age or an emancipated youth by the court. Income limits for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are as follows:
    Household Members Income Limit
    1 Person $47,450
    2 Person $54,200
    3 Person $61,000
    4 Person $67,750
    5 Person $73,200
    6 Person $78,600
    7 Person $84,050
    8 Person $89,450
    You can access the online application from any computer, smart phone or tablet with internet access. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you do not have internet access, you may visit any public library or senior center. A list of locations with public computer access is also available on our website at www.santa-ana.org/housing-authority. A computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA. We will notify all applicants whether or not they are randomly selected to be on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. Notifications will be sent by mail and e-mail on or before Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 2022 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Waiting List will be created through a random lottery process, regardless of the date and time you submit your application. Only 7,500 applications will be accepted onto the 2022 HCV Waiting List following this lottery process. Duplicate applications will be rejected. The Santa Ana Housing Authority has established a local preference for veterans and applicants who live or work in the City of Santa Ana.

Virtual workshop on Zoom in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Meeting ID: 829 9193 7611 Passcode: 722143 The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. To access the application,...

May 21 2022

Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop

11:00am - 1:30pm Newhope Library
  • Add to calendar 2022-05-21 11:00:00 2022-05-21 13:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop Waiting list flyer The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. To access the application, please go to www.santa-ana.org/housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s largest program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. With a housing voucher, participants are able to choose their own housing, including single-family homes, townhomes and apartments. Housing assistance is then provided on behalf of the family or individual to the landlord. You may apply if you are very low-income, 18 years of age or an emancipated youth by the court. Income limits for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are as follows:
    Household Members Income Limit
    1 Person $47,450
    2 Person $54,200
    3 Person $61,000
    4 Person $67,750
    5 Person $73,200
    6 Person $78,600
    7 Person $84,050
    8 Person $89,450
    You can access the online application from any computer, smart phone or tablet with internet access. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you do not have internet access, you may visit any public library or senior center. A list of locations with public computer access is also available on our website at www.santa-ana.org/housing-authority. A computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA. We will notify all applicants whether or not they are randomly selected to be on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. Notifications will be sent by mail and e-mail on or before Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 2022 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Waiting List will be created through a random lottery process, regardless of the date and time you submit your application. Only 7,500 applications will be accepted onto the 2022 HCV Waiting List following this lottery process. Duplicate applications will be rejected. The Santa Ana Housing Authority has established a local preference for veterans and applicants who live or work in the City of Santa Ana.
    122 N Newhope St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • Directions

The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m....

May 23 2022

Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop

6:00pm - 8:00pm Newhope Library
  • Add to calendar 2022-05-23 18:00:00 2022-05-23 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop Waiting list flyer The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. To access the application, please go to www.santa-ana.org/housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s largest program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. With a housing voucher, participants are able to choose their own housing, including single-family homes, townhomes and apartments. Housing assistance is then provided on behalf of the family or individual to the landlord. You may apply if you are very low-income, 18 years of age or an emancipated youth by the court. Income limits for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are as follows:
    Household Members Income Limit
    1 Person $47,450
    2 Person $54,200
    3 Person $61,000
    4 Person $67,750
    5 Person $73,200
    6 Person $78,600
    7 Person $84,050
    8 Person $89,450
    You can access the online application from any computer, smart phone or tablet with internet access. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you do not have internet access, you may visit any public library or senior center. A list of locations with public computer access is also available on our website at www.santa-ana.org/housing-authority. A computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA. We will notify all applicants whether or not they are randomly selected to be on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. Notifications will be sent by mail and e-mail on or before Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 2022 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Waiting List will be created through a random lottery process, regardless of the date and time you submit your application. Only 7,500 applications will be accepted onto the 2022 HCV Waiting List following this lottery process. Duplicate applications will be rejected. The Santa Ana Housing Authority has established a local preference for veterans and applicants who live or work in the City of Santa Ana.
    122 N Newhope St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
  • Directions

The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m....

May 27 2022

Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop

10:00am - 2:00pm Main Library
  • Add to calendar 2022-05-27 10:00:00 2022-05-27 14:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Housing choice voucher waiting list application workshop Waiting list flyer The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. To access the application, please go to www.santa-ana.org/housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s largest program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford healthy and safe housing in the private market. With a housing voucher, participants are able to choose their own housing, including single-family homes, townhomes and apartments. Housing assistance is then provided on behalf of the family or individual to the landlord. You may apply if you are very low-income, 18 years of age or an emancipated youth by the court. Income limits for the Housing Choice Voucher Program are as follows:
    Household Members Income Limit
    1 Person $47,450
    2 Person $54,200
    3 Person $61,000
    4 Person $67,750
    5 Person $73,200
    6 Person $78,600
    7 Person $84,050
    8 Person $89,450
    You can access the online application from any computer, smart phone or tablet with internet access. Paper applications will not be accepted. If you do not have internet access, you may visit any public library or senior center. A list of locations with public computer access is also available on our website at www.santa-ana.org/housing-authority. A computer kiosk is also available for you in our offices at 20 Civic Center Plaza, 1st Floor, Santa Ana, CA. We will notify all applicants whether or not they are randomly selected to be on the 2022 HCV Waiting List. Notifications will be sent by mail and e-mail on or before Sunday, July 31, 2022. The 2022 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Waiting List will be created through a random lottery process, regardless of the date and time you submit your application. Only 7,500 applications will be accepted onto the 2022 HCV Waiting List following this lottery process. Duplicate applications will be rejected. The Santa Ana Housing Authority has established a local preference for veterans and applicants who live or work in the City of Santa Ana.
    26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Directions

The Santa Ana Housing Authority will be hosting workshops for residents interested in applying for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program beginning Monday, May 2, 2022, at 7:30 a.m. until Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m....

Am I eligible?

We determine eligibility based on the total annual gross income and family size. Housing choice vouchers are limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. In general, the family's income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. Find our income limits for your family size here. 

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